Everyone likes to hear the word “free.” Who wouldn’t want to take advantage of a contractor coming to your door and offering to do a free roof inspection?
But, if you’re not careful, that free inspection could end up costing you a lot of money.
Beware of aggressive sales tactics
After a major storm, it’s not uncommon for roofing contractors to go door-to-door, offering free inspections. While this may seem like a friendly gesture, homeowners should be wary of these contractors.
In many cases, these inspections are nothing more than a sales pitch for services that may not be necessary. The contractor may claim to find damage that doesn’t exist, or they may exaggerate the extent of existing damage. These contractors often prey on homeowners who are inexperienced in home improvement projects. They may use scare tactics and false promises or offer limited-time deals to get the homeowner to sign on the dotted line.
Fortunately, Ohio’s Home Solicitation Sales Act protects homeowners from these high-pressure sales pitches. The contractor must provide a written copy of the contract, which includes their information, along with the date it was signed. Homeowners then have a three-day cooling-off period in which they can cancel the contract. During those three days, the contractor can not begin work.
Contact our office today if you have been pressured into a contract agreement violating Ohio’s Home Solicitation Sales Act. Our law firm advocates for consumers, and we will work with you to ensure your rights are protected and you are compensated for any losses you may have incurred.